Fallout 2 Vista color problem

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by SierraKhaar, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. SierraKhaar

    SierraKhaar First time out of the vault

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    Jul 26, 2008
    Hello, I have searched for this issue on goggle, on these forums without any results really.

    The problem is that the videos in the game have strange colors, as soon as I try to change colors to 256 or something else I get an error that says "fallout appears to be running in compatibility mode".

    I have installed the unofficial patch and the resolution patch but even without these I get the same problem (I made a backup on the game before I installed the patches).

    So what do I have to do?
    Switching to 16 colors instead of 32 doesn't help either, I made Fallout2 run real good on XP but I cant make it work with Vista, someone who has fixed this?

    PS: This is the old version of fallout 2, not the dvd or something like that.
     
  2. Darek

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    Jan 7, 2008
    Well if you are using killap's patch you can try to open up ddraw.ini in notepad and set it to use dx9.
    Code:
    [Graphics]
    ;Set to 0 for 8 bit fullscreen
    ;Set to 4 for dx9 fullscreen
    ;Set to 5 for dx9 windowed
    ;dx9 modes cause some corruption of movies
    ;A dx9 mode is required for any graphics related script extender functions to work (i.e. fullscreen shaders)
    ;Modes 1, 2 and 3 are no longer supported
    Mode=0
    
    ^set Mode=0 to Mode=4
    cheers
     
  3. SierraKhaar

    SierraKhaar First time out of the vault

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    Jul 26, 2008
    It worked!

    But some things are still acting strange, the videos are acting.. odd.
    And the F1 button doesnt work, This is only minor things that doesnt really affect the gameplay, all Im saying is the problem isnt solved 100%

    But atleast now I can enjoy Fallout2 with better res., thanks alot mate!
     
  4. Darek

    Darek is currently unavailable

    Jan 7, 2008
    Yes it does. When you push F1 the screen goes black, move the mouse and the help screen comes up.
    Good to hear the other stuff worked.
     
  5. Timeslip

    Timeslip Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Aug 15, 2007
    Video's were fixed in sfall 1.30, but it seems the version included in your copy of killap's patch is an older version. You should be able to just replace the copy of ddraw.dll that came with the patch with the newer one if the movies bother you.
     
  6. CountDF

    CountDF First time out of the vault

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    Jul 27, 2008
    I changed the code like you said and now I get an error message. "failure initializing input devices".
     
  7. ~;...} Radscorpion

    ~;...} Radscorpion First time out of the vault

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    Oct 6, 2007
    I've the same problem! Someone know how to fix this? :|
     
  8. Nirran

    Nirran Vault Senior Citizen
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    Apr 15, 2007
  9. Petrell

    Petrell First time out of the vault

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    May 22, 2006
    Do you happen to have Windows 7. Drelmanes at GOG.com forum is experiencing same problem and he's using Win7.

    He and insanity99 have been having weird graphic problem with their FO2 games. Installing sfall and setting graphics mode to 4 seem to have helped insanity99 but on Drelmanes' system it causes the same error as you are getting.
     
  10. Timeslip

    Timeslip Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Aug 15, 2007
    There's a list of all the common sfall problems and their solutions here. That error is the first one in the list.
     
  11. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    As I can see, Chris has send you a PM. Any news on something? :>
     
  12. Timeslip

    Timeslip Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Aug 15, 2007
    nope. The PM conversation went:

    Him: I'll speak to my bosses and get back to you. Anything you want me to pass on?
    Me: Stuff.
    Him: <Silence>.

    He did his best, probably. It's just that the people actually involved don't seem to be interested. (Later on when I asked where the reply went, he said that he hadn't had a response to his e-mails and he'd get back to me the next time he had a face to face chat with someone.)
     
  13. ~;...} Radscorpion

    ~;...} Radscorpion First time out of the vault

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    Oct 6, 2007
    Yeah, it seems impossible to make this game work here - Stupid game.
    It's no surprise that Interplay was ruined.
    Well, the game was not that good anyway, so it's not a big lose.
    Even Fallout 3 is better than this shit!